Freedom Interactive Looks to Google to Power Web Search for More Than 40 Freedom Web Sites Nationwide

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Freedom Interactive, the Internet division of the nation's 12th largest media company, Freedom Communications, today announced it is working with Google to bring industry-leading search services to all of Freedom Interactive's web sites across the country.

Freedom Interactive is dedicated to providing our online audience with easy access to the wealth of information on the Internet. Our alignment with Google exemplifies our commitment to enabling our consumers to access information about anything, anywhere, anytime

By working with Google, the world's largest search engine, Freedom Interactive is helping the online audiences of more than 40 Freedom Interactive web sites from coast to coast quickly find the information they want on the web. Users will be able to use Google search from any page of Freedom's web sites by simply accessing the Google search bar prominently displayed at the top of every page. Search results will be displayed on site-branded pages providing relevant, accurate search results.

Google's search was designed to make the Internet easier to use and help people find the information they are looking for as quickly and easily as possible. Now, Freedom Interactive users can access Google search capabilities without leaving any of the Freedom Interactive web sites.

In addition, Freedom Interactive is launching Google's AdSense application across its network of web sites, offering advertisers a new way to promote their products and services to millions of Freedom Interactive users. The targeted text-based ads are related to what Freedom Interactive visitors are looking for - providing an engaging user experience.

"Freedom Interactive is dedicated to providing our online audience with easy access to the wealth of information on the Internet. Our alignment with Google exemplifies our commitment to enabling our consumers to access information about anything, anywhere, anytime," said Michael Mathieu, President of Freedom Interactive. "Working with an industry leader like Google will enable Freedom Interactive to bring the power, functionality and convenience of Google Search to millions of users everyday."

Google search has launched on thirteen broadcast web sites, including KTVL.com in Medford, Oregon, WLAJ.com in Lansing, Michigan, ABC6.com in Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts, News12Now.com in Palm Beach County, CBS6Albany.com in Albany, New York, WTVC.com in Chattanooga, Tennessee and WWMT.com in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In addition, Google search will launch on two Freedom newspaper-related web sites, OCRegister.com in Orange County, California and ENCToday.com in Eastern North Carolina, by the end of January.

About Freedom Interactive:

Freedom Interactive is the Internet subsidiary of the nation's 12th largest media company--Freedom Communications--a national, privately owned information and entertainment company headquartered in Irvine, Calif. Freedom Interactive owns and operates web sites coast to coast, each offering local, up-to-the-minute breaking news stories, extensive content with a unique perspective, and trusted local news coverage on demand. The company's web sites are associated with various Freedom Communications media properties including over 70 newspapers and magazines, such as The Orange County Register and The Gazette in Colorado Springs, and nine broadcast television stations.

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